Let’s Do the Twist

According to the writing on the reverse of this real photo postcard (RPPC), our sitters are Livonia Osborn and Howard Strong.  Also penned on the back is "Mardi Gras 1923" which explains the kooky pretzel get-ups. I wasn't so sure the name Howard E. Strong identified our second sitter because of how the names were... Continue Reading →

Do Si Do Darling

Patricia Wade, born in 1923, was the daughter of Pearl (Waterson) Wade whom I featured in this post.  This photograph was found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg. Patricia married Dave Robertson on August 30, 1946.  Her beau was newly discharged from the Canadian Army after serving four years during WWII.  I... Continue Reading →

Seize the Viand Dear to Your Heart

Agnes Murdoch Scott was born in 1894 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland to James and Mary (Norris) Scott. The real photo postcards (RPPC) shared in this post were found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg.  Agnes and Fern are connected by the marriage of their children, Martha Dale to Walter Hardenburg. Agnes and... Continue Reading →

Mustaches and Malt Liquor

I imagine most people would see this stained, worn cabinet card as trash.  Luckily someone knew better and it ended up in an antique shop in Indianapolis where a dear friend bought it as a gift for me. Not only is this image interesting in itself but it's identified as well!  I believe the men... Continue Reading →

Little Gordon is a Murderer

It was during a conversation with my aunt about family history that I heard the words, "Little Gordon is a murderer."  She was relaying a statement made by my grandfather, Wesley Henshaw, and it's these words that started my investigation into my cousin Gordon G. Henshaw and the 1959 cold case disappearance of his wife,... Continue Reading →

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